Favorite Pasta Salad

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Judith Evans
from Kennesaw, GA

I get asked to bring this to all the cookouts and gatherings! This is the basic recipe but it is easy to add or replace various ingredients and fun to try different things and it is a pretty salad. I'm sure I'll be making it again soon and I will add a picture. It's easy, delicious and popular!

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serves 10 - 15
prep time 45 Min
method Blend

Ingredients

  • ITALIAN PASTA SALAD
  •   2 box
    tri colored pasta
  •   1 large
    green pepper, sliced thin
  •   1 medium
    purple onion, sliced thin
  •   7
    roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped bite size
  •   2 can(s)
    sliced black olives, drained-small cans
  •   2 jar(s)
    artichoke hearts, canned, drained, cut bite size
  •   1
    small head of broccoli flowerets, optional
  •  
    salt and pepper to taste
  •   1 bottle
    lite caesar salad dressing
  •   1 bottle
    lite italian salad dressing
  •   2 pkg
    crumbled feta cheese w/basil & tomato

How To Make

  • 1
    Cook pasta to box directions, drain in colander and run cold water over to rinse. While pasta is cooking, cut tomatoes, onion, & green pepper. Add vegetables to large bowl with pasta. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour one of the bottles of dressing to the pasta mixture, cover and put in the refrigerator to cool completely.
  • 2
    Once cooled, toss with large spoon to mix well and add second bottle of dressing, mix. Add crumbled feta cheese and mix. I do this before I serve it or before I walk out the door on my way to a cookout.
  • 3
    You can add just about anything that sounds good to this salad! Sometimes I add sliced banana peppers, mushrooms- sliced canned or fresh, garbanzo beans, sliced green olives, whatever suits your taste buds! Enjoy!